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2 or 3 night Autumn breaks, all inclusive offering 15% – 20% off normal rates.

We are delighted to announce that we are re-opening mid August.
We are looking forward to welcoming guests back.

Whether it be escaping to our beautiful open spaces, visiting whisky distilleries or castles, clay shooting or walking in the beautiful Cairngorm National Park, there is no better place to relax and unwind than at Culdearn House.

Our commitment to your safety

Understanding that health and wellbeing are on your mind, we have enhanced our hygiene and safety measures to give you peace of mind so that you can enjoy a safe and happy stay here at Culdearn House.

Our Autumn Breaks throughout October and November offer up to 20% discount off normal rates for 2-4 night stays inclusive of dinner.

Open year round

Read the Good Hotel Guide review

Culdearn House Hotel In the Press

Top 10 Hotels in the
Scottish Highlands

Top 10 UK Hotels for
Whisky Lovers

Ten Best Hotels
for fishing in the
UK and Ireland

Top 10 UK hotels for
Outdoor Pursuits

Recommended Hotel for
Cairngorms driving tour

Top 10 Hotels, B&B’s and
Hostels in Scotland
for walkers 

Whisky Breaks

Uisge Beatha – the Water of Life. We are passionate about one of Scotland’s greatest products, which should be celebrated and tasted, hence our extensive selection of fine malts and rare single barrel casks!

Autumn Break

Culdearn House is a small, privately owned country house hotel in Grantown-on-Spey, on the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, and close to Aviemore. This beautiful Victorian house, built in 1860, was once the home of Lord Seafield’s family and has retained many of its original period features.

Bird Watching

From April to August you can watch ospreys and capercaillies diving for fish in our beautiful surroundings. Whether you’re an avid Ornithologist or just enjoy the splendour of these birds, it’s well worth a visit.

Things to Do

Speyside has much to offer the more active visitor. You can visit distilleries, castles, and other heritage attractions such as the Speyside Cooperage in Craigellachie and the Strathspey Steam Railway.
  • Our small Porsche group has safely returned to Hamburg after a fantastic Scotland drive and about 5,000 km on the road. On behalf of all my colleagues I would like to thank you both for being the perfect hosts during our tour. When asked what the highlight was in our Scotland visit, all of us agreed it was our stay with you. We felt not only very comfortable in Culdearn house, but really at home with you. And, of course, breakfast and dinner were fantastic – as were the drinks (although we only had two whiskey drinkers). And I shouldn’t forget you organizing our tours on day 2 – of which the Ballindalloch whiskey tour was especially outstanding.
    Thank you so much and our very best wishes from Germany,
    Frank Fuchs
  • I have to say that Scotland is my favorite country so far. It’s absolutely stunning, food is fantastic, whisky is delicious and people are the nicest we’ve met on all our travels. We are definitely going back. Hotels were great. I think the one you were not familiar with was the Culdearn House. It’s fairly small B&B, very nice. What makes it really special is the couple running it. Mr. and Mrs. Marshal (not sure if there is two “L”). We ended up staying there for dinner both nights and Mrs. Marshall’s cooking is phenomenal. Her husband takes care of making sure the guests are feeling welcomed. Mrs. Marshal planned the itinerary for our day trip with Lindsay, our driver, and they did a great job. She made reservations, planned the timing, all we needed to do was to show up and enjoy ourselves. We wouldn’t be able to do that ourselves simply because we wouldn’t know how to. We got a lot of local color and culture that day.

    Jeffrey and Eva Smith
  • “A wonderful start to our holiday. A great welcome, lovely people. Great! We’ll be back.”

    Fiona and Jim Cornwall - Northumberland
  • “This was truly memorable. Hosts who went that extra mile to make a small family wedding special. Superb.”

    Rob and Stacey Carter - Melborne - Australia
  • “Luxurious and tastefuly furnished room, fabulous food and attentive service. Thank you.”

    Susan and John Mackenzie - Canada
  • “Our stay with you was a Grand Event of our trip. You have a splendid residence, a beautiful drawing room, in which to enjoy a malt by the fireplace and a lovely dining room, in which to enjoy French cuisine with reasonable priced fine wines. A peaceable, elegant retreat after a delightful day of visiting sites planned because your property is an excellent base.  In my opinion , a Connoisseur’s choice for reasonable priced DBB.”

    Private party from Virginia
  • “Absolutely lovely – Very comfortable with incredible food. Most welcoming.”

    Ruth and Arnold Whitehead - England
  • “A short note to say many thanks for your excellent hospitality and looking after us during our recent stay. Considering the short notice it was such an enjoyable stay. With your place and food, not to mention the rooms, I have no doubt that is the standard set for Highland hospitality and we wish you every success. Word of mouth is the best publicity SO, when we get home, we will recommend Culdearn House on every web site we can find!”

    Tom McKay and Family - Australia
  • “We enjoyed our Christmas Break with you in your beautiful house admidst such stunning, picturesque scenery. You made us very welcome and the holiday was everything we could have wished for. Your rooms were very comfortable and we all relaxed and slept well. The food was amazing and complemented by your choice selection of beers and wines. We were overwelmed by your hospilality. Thank you and we hope to return sometime.”

    Jean Ryan and Family - Cheshire
  • “Luxurious and tastefully furnished room, fabulous food and attentive service. Thank you.”

    Susan and John Mackenzie - Canada
  • “Fantastic stay – well fed and rested! Thank you.”

    Mandy and Matt Turner - London
  • “Super break. Thank you for all the care, attention and splendid catering.”

    Thelma and Morrell Lyons - Ireland

Luxury Country House Accommodation And Scottish Food In Grantown-on-Spey
near Aviemore, Cairngorm National Park, Scotland

Culdearn House is a small, privately owned country house hotel in Grantown-on-Spey, on the Speyside Malt Whisky Trail, and close to Aviemore.

This beautiful Victorian house, built in 1860, was once the home of Lord Seafield’s family and has retained many of its original period features.

It is now owned and personally run by the Marshall family who have made it their home and small hotel offer a choice of six luxury en-suite bedrooms, a sophisticated drawing room for relaxing by the open fire and a small, intimate restaurant mentioned in the Michelin Guide.

Set back from the road in 3/4 acre grounds on the edge of woodland, the hotel is within easy walking distance of the centre of Grantown on Spey. Culdearn has that special combination of atmosphere and personal service that brings guests from all over Scotland and further afield back time after time.

Culdearn truly is a “hidden gem” and is prized by many guests as one of their favourite country house hotels in Scotland. Culdearn House recently received an “Editor’s Choice” award from the prestigious Good Hotel Guide where it was reported “This must be a labour of love; it is a well-run and caring operation.”

 Many of our guests stay for dinner, bed, and breakfast.

Having been here for quite some time we have a huge amount of local knowledge and contacts with most of the important attractions.

For those wanting to experience Speyside and Cairngorms we can organise an itinerary and arrange everything including a local, knowledgeable and friendly driver.

Contact us for more information.

Culdearn House hotel was also recently nominated in the top 10 places to stay in Scotland by the Guardian and Independent newspapers for hotel accommodation whilst walking the Speyside Way and local bird watching. Wildlife lovers, anglers and walkers are very welcome, and we have the facilities to cater for them.

Culdearn is also recognised by the Daily Telegraph as a destination hotel for driving holidays in the Highlands. Grantown on Spey is ideally situated for touring, with access to the Cairngorms. In the heart of Speyside whisky country, Culdearn is the perfect base for visiting the many attractions in the area:

  • The famous Boat of Garten Ospreys and Capercaillies
  • Fishing on the River Spey
  • Playing golf on a range of magnificent courses
  • Riding the steam train
  • Visiting the many Speyside distilleries
  • Exploring castles
  • A trip on the funicular railway to the top of Cairngorm
  • Skiing on Cairngorm

For the less energetic, peace and quiet and sheer relaxation, together with comfort and hospitality make Culdearn the ideal place to stay during your holiday in the Scottish Highlands. Let us look after you for a short break of a few nights, or a longer holiday in the summer. Culdearn House is open ALL YEAR round and is a totally non-smoking establishment.